does addiction affect men and women differently

Does Addiction Affect Men and Women Differently?

While addiction affects us all in devastating ways, requiring serious treatment attention and counseling to overcome, several clinics and studies are starting to notice that addiction affects men and women a bit differently. Understanding these differences is key to providing appropriate recovery support to both genders. For starters, the physiology of drug use differs from…

alcoholism

The Day I Knew I had a Drinking Problem

Unrestrained alcohol abuse and dependency has been something of a family business for a few generations now and it was with a certain sense of purpose that I eagerly took up the flag in my early twenties.  I’ve struggled with alcoholism for a decade now and it has completely wrecked my career, my relationships, and…

keeping dad calm: stress tips for busy men

Keeping Dad Calm: Stress Tips for the Busy Man

The dads of today’s busy world are doing everything they can to be “Super Dad” by balancing the many demanding tasks and responsibilities.  It seems like there are a long string of never-ending demands on your time and energy that can quickly build the levels of stress and anxiety in your life. Men commonly don’t…

Are Men More Prone to Addiction Than Women?

Addiction, whether drug, alcohol, technology, sex, et cetera, is a personalized disorder. Meaning, why and to what a person becomes addicted, varies with each person. Socio-economic standing, gender, genetic makeup, and personal habits can all have a hand in whether a person develops an addiction, and to what level of severity. The Journal of Abnormal…

finding your perfect sponsor

Choosing the Perfect Sponsor

Everyone in a recovery program shares a common problem, yet they are all very different people. Because of this, finding the perfect sponsor that understands and gets you, as an individual, will save heartache and headache down the road. Relationships change and grow and your sponsor is no different, but be aware that ultimately you…

Long Term Effects of Marijuana

As of July 1, 2015, twenty-four US states have legalized medical marijuana use. However, even with almost half of the country legally behind cannabis, the drug is still controversial. Those in favor of marijuana stand behind the belief that there are few long term effects of using, while those against it say the opposite. They…

Does Marijuana Affect Weight Gain?

Recently a group of researchers at the University of Montreal decided to analyze an NDIT (Nicotine Dependence in Teens) study led by Jennifer O’Loughlin. Nearly 1300 teens had agreed to share continual information regarding their diet, overall mental and physical health, physical activities, and frequency of cannabis, alcohol, or nicotine use. Because the study was…

Joseph Gorordo Joins The Last Resort!

Please join us in welcoming Joseph Gorordo, LCDC to The Last Resort’s business development team! Joseph comes to us with seven years of personal recovery experience, the majority of which has been spent working in the recovery field. Joseph has worked directly with clients from a wide variety of populations and most recently served as the director of…